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Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Neuroscience research makes use of scholarship and experimental tools that bridge across many scientific disciplines. Researchers in the Neuroscience cluster aim to prepare students for the full spectrum of careers in neuroscience research, education, and outreach within this highly multidisciplined field. Research foci include the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative and neuropathogenic processes, hormonal influences on behavior, dynamics of neural circuit development, and computational neuroscience. The cluster benefits from associations with Notre Dame’s research initiatives in the areas of rare and neglected diseases, drug design, advanced diagnostics, vector biology, and applied mathematics.

Image: Confocal microscopy identifies both normal and ectopic axonal projections from photoreceptors of transgenic Drosophila. Image courtesy of the laboratory of Joe O'Tousa.

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Neuroscience

Joseph E. O'Tousa (website>)
Department of Biological Sciences
574-631-6093
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Participating Faculty

Francis J. Castellino

Chemistry and Biochemistry

In vitro and in vivo relationships between hemostasis and inflammation

Holly Goodson

Chemistry and Biochemistry; Biological Sciences

Molecular and cell biology and biophysics
 

Kasturi Haldar

Biological Sciences

Understanding disease pathology and developing treatments in rare and neglected diseases

Paul W. Huber

Chemistry and Biochemistry

RNA expression, processing, and localization

David R. Hyde

Biological Sciences

Visual System Development and Dysfunction
 

Joseph O'Tousa

Biological Sciences

Photoreceptor function and processes of retinal degeneration

Robert Rosenbaum

Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics

Computational Neuroscience, Motor Learning, Cortical Microcircuits

Molly Duman Scheel

Medical and Molecular Genetics (IUSM-SB) and Biological Sciences (ND)

Genetic and comparative analysis of invasive cellular growth; vector mosquito developmental genetics

Cody J. Smith

Biological Sciences

Development and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Kevin Vaughan

Biological Sciences

Molecular basis of organelle transport